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Second Opinion] Hello, I have a black copper Maran hen that is aprx 8-9 months old. Late last week we noticed she wasn't moving her right wing and it was dragging on the ground. We don't feel any phys… read more
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I have a black copper Maran hen that is aprx 8-9 months old.
Hello, I have a black copper Maran hen that is aprx 8-9 months old. Late last week we noticed she wasn't moving her right wing and it was dragging on the ground. We don't feel any physical abnormaliti… read more
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About 2 days ago she hopped up to the driveway on one leg.
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